WORLDVIEWS – The SPIRITUAL SUPERNATURAL KINGDOM of GOD BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW COMPARED to the PROFANE SECULAR HUMANISTIC WORLDVIEW

WHO ARE the TRUE BELIEVERS and the MAKE BELIEVERS in the CHURCH and to WHICH WORLDVIEW DO THEY HOLD?

In the preceding chapter, I shared about the mindsets of both the angels and of man, and I pray that I have helped you to discern between the two distinct mindsets for BOTH the fallen angels and sinful man and BOTH those righteous angels and righteous men who hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ. (1)
(1) But Jesus turned away from Peter and said to him, Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way [an offense and a hindrance and a snare to Me]; for you are minding what partakes not of the nature and quality of God, but of men.  (Matthew 16:23) AMP
(1a) Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. (Revelation 19:10) AMP

I will now expand our mindset to view the bigger picture of the universal Kingdom of God as contained in the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview, and compare it to the universal kingdom of the world with its profane secular humanistic worldview.

WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW? WHICH IS YOUR WORLDVIEW?

What is a “worldview?” Do you have a worldview? What has your worldview to do with anything anyway? In this day and age, everyone has a worldview! Why do I say that? It seems as though everyone knows everything about anything! (2)
(2) “But Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal it up so that it will not be understood until the end times, when travel and {secular, worldly} education shall be vastly increased!” (Dan 12:4) TLB

The Christian website, “gotquestions” gives the following definitions for “worldview,” “secular humanistic worldview,” and “Biblical Christian Worldview” which I have further defined in parentheses.

© Secular Humanistic Worldview

“Worldview” is defined as, “Referring to a comprehensive {all encompassing} conception of the world from a specific viewpoint. “A ‘secular humanistic worldview’ generates many related philosophies {thinking} such as moral relativism {i.e. Don’t judge me by what you think is right!}, existentialism {i.e. I can figure things out for myself! Don’t tell me what to think or do!}, pragmatism {i.e. I know what works for me!}, and utopianism {i.e. I am in charge of my own destiny, thank you!}”

“An individual’s worldview – whether a secular humanistic worldview or a spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview – is his/her ‘big picture,’ a harmony of all their beliefs about the world. It is their way of understanding reality. A worldview is the basis for daily decisions and is therefore extremely important. Again, it is important to remember that a worldview is comprehensive {all encompassing}. It affects every area of life, from money to morality, from politics to art.
“A ‘Biblical Christian Worldview’ then, is a comprehensive {all encompassing} conception of the world from a {spiritual supernatural} Christian viewpoint. A Biblical Christian Worldview leads us to believe in moral absolutes, miracles, human dignity, and the possibility {hope} of redemption. True Christianity is more than a set of ideas to use at church {i.e. it is a complete lifestyle}. Christianity as taught in the Bible is itself a worldview. The Bible distinguishes the Christian life as the only life there is. Jesus proclaimed Himself ‘the way, the truth, and the life’ and in doing so, {He} became our worldview.” (3) (4)
(3) www.gotquestions.org
(4) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63) NKJV
(4a) Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh] {but from a spiritual viewpoint}. (2 Corinthians 5:16) AMP
(4b) So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations — “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,”  which all concern things which perish with the using — according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. (Colossians 2:16-23) NKJV

Summarizing the secular humanistic worldview, I DO NOT NEED ANYONE TO TELL ME ANYTHNG! How many times have you and I thought this whether out loud or to ourselves? How many times have we encountered this same worldview in others? It is an unteachable demonic spirit proliferating the profane secular humanistic worldview completely devoid of God and His spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview teachings!

I will now introduce you to two diametrically opposed worldviews espoused by two diametrically opposed bodies of faith within The Christian Church each claiming to have the true Christian Worldview. First, we have the True Believers in Jesus Christ – those who have made Him not only their Savior but also their Lord {God the Son/Son of God} and Master in their spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. The second group is the Make Believers who may have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior – this includes those who are members of the various Christian Cults – but who do not allow Him to be their Lord – God the Son even though they claim Him as the Son of God. Also Jesus Christ is not their Master because of their allegiance to the authority and the acceptance of false doctrines and false teaching of their teachers in the cults.

A Make Believer is in reality an apostate believer who is defined as a professed Christian who knowingly, willfully, and deliberately rejects the revealed truth about Jesus Christ and His teachings as found in God’s Word. The act of apostasy is an act of blasphemy – the unpardonable sin against God the Holy Spirit. (5) Apostates are professors of Jesus Christ as their Savior but not possessors of true salvation. The revealing of the apostasy i.e. the rejection of Jesus Christ and His teachings of the Make Believer/apostate believer must precede the Day of Christ {His Second Coming} and will introduce the man of lawlessness, the son of doom/destruction – the Anti-Christ. (6)
(5) If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. (John 15:22) NKJV
(5a) We know [positively] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] is under the power of the evil one. (1 John 5:19) AMP
(5b) but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” — (Mark 3:29) NASU
(6) Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come], and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition), [Daniel 7:25; 8:25; 1 Timothy 4:1.] (2 Thessalonians 2:3) AMP

At the beginning of CHAPTER 1, I pointed out that Jesus equated Peter with Satan because they both had the same profane secular worldview – their minds were focused on the world and the things of the world. Jesus then revealed what the mind set on God and the things of God and their lives would look like. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also]. For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting]. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]? For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory (majesty, splendor) of His Father with His angels, and then He will render account and reward every man in accordance with what he has done.” (Matthew 16:24-27) AMP

YOU AS A CHRISTIAN LIVING the SPIRITUAL SUPERNATURAL KINGDOM of GOD BIBLICAL CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW.

Paul also shares with us the distinction between the continuous evil human thinking with its profane secular humanistic worldview and the mindset of the Saints who hold to the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview.  “For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
“Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot.
“So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.” (Romans 8:5-8) AMP

Paul continues to share with us what we must do to attain this spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview.  “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) NKJV

All truly Born Again Saints must realize that as we take every thought and purpose captive into Christ, we are reaching to attain the goal for our thoughts and purpose in our life in God Who said, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9) NKJV Of course, the only true source to find and attain God’s thoughts and ways are for you to be reading His Word daily through the leading of His Holy Spirit while seeking the multitude of Godly teaching and counsel from within Christ’s Bride Church.

Paul sets forth the importance of recognizing the attainment of the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview when he said, “Yet when we are among the full-grown (spiritually mature Christians who are ripe in understanding), we do impart a [higher] wisdom (the knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden); but it is indeed not a wisdom of this present age or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age, who are being brought to nothing and are doomed to pass away. But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God — [that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence].  None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.
“But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]. [Isaiah 64:4; 65:17.] Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].
“For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God (Isaiah 55:8-9). Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God. And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit].
“But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned (unable to distinguish) and estimated and appreciated. But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things (in the spiritual realm)], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him]. For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.” [Isaiah 40:13] (1 Corinthians 2:6-16) AMP

Please note the above text along with other Scripture states that it is only for those   Christians who are mature enough to receive it. I pray that you ask God for the sound mind of Christ in your process of sanctification i.e. your being set apart for ministry to help you seek and find the spiritual teachings, principles, and promises for achieving spiritual maturity in your life, the life of your family, and of your church family in your worship and service to God. (7)
(7) Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men]. (1 Corinthians 14:20) AMP
(7a) You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Leviticus 19:2, 18.] (Matthew 5:48) AMP
(7b) And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. (1 Peter 5:10) AMP
(7c) And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. (Philippians 1:6) AMP

BIBLICAL EXAMPLES of the PROFANE SECULAR HUMANISTIC WORLDVIEW.

There are numerous examples for the profane secular humanistic worldview from the beginning of man – Cain, (8) the Flood, (9) the Tower of Babel, (10) Korah’s Rebellion, (11) and King Nebuchadnezzar (12) each containing the individual’s response to God’s chastisement, then His response to their repentance or continuing sin of rebellion. (a)
(8) Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” (Genesis 4:4b-7) NKJV
(8a) The Family of Cain. Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son — Enoch. (Genesis 4:16-17) NKJV
{**** Cain went in the land of Nod. Cain’s culminating sin was to put down roots in the world which was diametrically opposed to God’s promise to take care of him as he wandered [Genesis 4:12-15]}.
(9) Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. (Genesis 6:5-6) NKJV
(9a) So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis 6:7-8) NKJV
(10) And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. (Genesis 11:4-6) NKJV
(10a) Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. (Genesis 11:7-8) NKJV
(11) Rebellion Against Moses and Aaron Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men;  and they rose up before Moses with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation, men of renown. They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:1-3) NKJV
(11a) Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly. (Numbers 16:31-33) NKJV
(12) Nebuchadnezzar’s Humiliation. All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?” (Daniel 4:28-30) NKJV
(12a) While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” (Daniel 4:31-32) NKJV

John reveals the truth and basis for the spiritual supernatural Kingdom of God Biblical Christian Worldview. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John 3:16-21) NKJV

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